PUB recognises organisations and individual for water sustainability efforts

SINGAPORE - Two companies that slashed their water bills by being efficient, a school whose students teach their peers to test water quality, and a teacher dedicated to environment education have won the Public Utilities Board's (PUB) latest Watermark Awards.

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Doing over and above their part for water is what drives this years' Watermark Award winners.

The four winners, Compassvale Secondary School, Philips Singapore Pte Ltd, Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company Pte Ltd (SSMC) and Ms Lim Bin will receive the prestigious award from Ms Grace Fu, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the Singapore Environment and Water Awards at the Marina Barrage on 24 September 2013.

Watermark Award winner, Ms Lim Bin, a Mathematics Teacher with Woodgrove Secondary School (WGS) is the key driver for the environmental programme in the school and in making it into a significant part of the school culture. As a key member of the Environmental Education Committee, she worked very closely with the Operations Manager to help the school achieve PUB's Water Efficient Building (WEB) certification through initiatives such as installing water-saving devices in the whole school.

Philips Lumileds has been certified as a Water Efficient Building (WEB) in its Gold Category, having completed its Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) in June 2012. The organisation applied for PUB's Water Efficiency Fund (WEF) to build a waste water reclamation aim system at a capacity of 40 m3/hr, which recycles wafer thinning process waste water, AHU condensate and RO reject water. The system was commissioned at the end of March 2013. Their water initiatives have enabled them to recycle 43 % of their used water.

"The community plays a pivotal role in ensuring water sustainability for Singapore'. We hope that the initiatives and programmes that these Watermark Award recipients have developed will inspire and encourage others to follow in their footsteps," said George Madhavan, Director of 3P Network, PUB.